The aim of Stage I of the 500 kV Ekibastuz – Shulbinsk HPP (Semey) – Ust-Kamenogorsk Electricity Transmission Project is to increase transmission capacity of the grid in North - East direction, cover deficits in the East Kazakhstan region by making it independent of the electricity transported through the Russian network, and ensure delivery of all power generated at Shulbinsk HPP after Bulak HPP, the counter regulator of Shulbinsk HPP, is put into operation.
Project implementation period: 2011-2017
Project cost: KZT 49.9 billion inclusive of VAT.
The project is financed out of KEGOC’s own funds.
Number of jobs: 747 jobs for the construction period and 19 jobs for operation period.
Location: Pavlodar and East Kazakhstan Oblasts
Current status of the project:
Currently all these facilities have been commissioned and have respective acceptance certificates. The project constructed 500 kV OHTL Ekibastuz - Shulbinsk HPP (Semey) - Ust-Kamenogorsk with the total length of 598.5 km and 220 OHTL Semey - Shulbinsk HPP including 500 kV Semey SS cross-connection lines with the total length of 106 km. New 500 kV Semey SS was constructed, and 500 kV Ust-Kamenogorskaya SS, 1150 kV Ekibastuzskaya SS and 220 kV Shulbinsk HPP SS were extended.